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Thursday In Depth: February 23, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Screening children for high cholesterol levels

    In the last three decades, obesity has tripled in adolescents and doubled in children. One of the consequences is a rise in cardiovascular disease in children. Should all children have their cholesterol levels screened?

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    John Hope Bryant on financial dignity

    The percentage of young people who have jobs in this country is near the lowest it's been since 1950. We're talking with financial literacy advocate John Hope Bryant about youth unemployment and why he believes financial dignity is the new civil rights issue.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Robert Kagan on 'The Myth of American Decline'

    Is America in decline? Robert Kagan argues that this anxiety is misplaced. The Brookings Institution senior fellow's new book on the topic is Kerri Miller's Pick of the Week.

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  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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Kerri Miller, Host
Kerri Miller

Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.

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Stephanie Curtis has produced events, daily news shows, documentaries, conferences and call-ins for MPR News. She also was among the pioneering producers who launched The Current. You can hear her discuss movies every Thursday on The Cube Critics.

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